February 9th, 2020
By: Eric K. Gill
Jon Knokey is a self-described Ivy League-educated “redneck.”
A graduate of Harvard University and Montana State University (MSU), where he earned a master’s in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in business, respectively, Knokey is running for Montana Lt. Governor alongside gubernatorial candidate Tim Fox, 62, currently the state’s attorney general.
Both men are Republicans.
Wearing black ranch working boots and a sportsman’s vest, Knokey looks at home in Montana. At 38, with a full head of hair and athletic build, he appears to be just what the GOP needs to capture votes in an aging conservative state that seems to be leaning away from the national trend of heartless conservatism.